My computer has been infected with Antivirus Defence virus and I have tried many ways removing it but no luck. I knew this is a virus, malware, rogue program after searching information on Internet. It’s been on my computer since last night. I remember the last thing I have done before it appeared is that I opened a link from an email coming from one of my friends. Now I am not able to launch any programs. What to do? How do I uninstall this program even it is not shown up in control panel?
Antivirus Defence is a newly-released rogue program that can be downloaded if a user has been opening an unknown email, downloading a malicious program or even visiting pornographic website. This virus pretends itself as a useful security tool to help PC users detect and remove viruses in the computer. It works as similar as the infamous Antivirus Security Pro virus which also uses tricky techniques to fool unsuspecting PC users into thinking their computers are infected with malware threats and Antivirus Defence is the only program that can clean up the computer. In reality, it is not the truth even if this program seems to be a legitimate security program, instead, it’s a fraudulent and useless security tool with the aim of stealing your money. It uses its trick to mislead inexperienced users and persuade them into registering its full version by paying a great amount of money. Obviously, cyber criminals who create this virus will be delighted if a user has been cheated and paid for the so called full version because they can get money from the victims easily without making any effects. It is highly recommended users to remove Antivirus Defence virus quickly instead of exposing your credit card details and pay for this useless product because this can be a great potential threats damaging your computer.
Once Antivirus Defence is activated, the virus will run automatically each time you start Windows because it can add malicious registry entries or executable program to the startup items. And then you will see a bogus computer scan popping up and without giving you any option to close it down. According to the fake security scan results, users will be informed that computer is at risk and there are many infections in the computer need to be removed now. However, once you click on any options related to Remove or Quarantine, it won’t allow you to do that until you have registered and paid for the so-called licensed version. Even if this program claims can help you fix all the detected malware threats and other PC problems, you still need to ignore it and try your best to have it uninstalled because any attempts to purchase this rogue will only give your financial information into criminal possession. The virus is rather malicious because it is able to stop your real antivirus from running and it also blocks you from accessing any other executable programs installed on your computer. For example, if you want to go to Internet and search a solution to fix it, instead of Internet explorer browser is opened, you will get an error message saying that “Antivirus Defence Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Internet Explorer Internet Browser is infected with worm SVCHOST.Stealth.Keyloger. ” That is really a big trouble if your computer is infected with a rogue program. We kindly recommend users to remove Antivirus Defence virus manually to make sure it can be gone completely.
It blocks task manager and registry editor to prevent users from removing it manually.
It may cause browser redirection or even disable internet access as a result.
It displays lots of false positives with annoying pop ups that you couldn’t stop it.
It occupies much of your CPU and opens up new gateways for other malware.
It can bypass the legit security tools and destroy your computer secretly.
It is able to allow remote hacker access the compromised system for illicit purpose.
As mentioned before, this fake anti-virus software can block many executable programs from running. So it’s difficult to proceed the removal processes while being constantly interrupted by this unwanted pop-up screen. To temporarily disable this rogue software from popping up, try to put the infected computer into safe modes first.
General manual removal steps will be given in the following to help you get rid of Antivirus Defence malware. (expertise will be needed during the process to deal with changeable virus files and registries):
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries related to Antivirus Defence malware and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries related to Antivirus Defence that should be deleted:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random characters]”
Antivirus Defense is just a useless software designed by hackers to mislead PC users into paying for their full versions and then collect their money. Many users may feel scared when the first time they saw this program popping up on the computer screen and then they immediately paid for the “upgrade” version because they didn’t want their PCs to be infected with any potential risks. However, once the payment is transferred, the issue still cannot be solved and Antivirus Defence still pops up each time when users log in their account. Apparently, this virus does a great job at tricking users into thinking that it is a legitimate program with a deceitful appearance and the warning messages also do a great job at forcing inexperienced users into paying for this upgrade version that doesn’t even exist. Now research shows that rogue programs like this one have already stole millions of money from the unsuspecting computer users around the world. It convinces the computer users into thinking this is the best antivirus program which helps to delete all the harmful things on the computer so that users are willing to pay for it. In fact, this program does not reveal any true facts about how your system is functioning for the moment and whether it has spyware on board or not. It just reports the things you don’t actually have. Take immediate measure to get rid of Antivirus Defence virus now to make your computer safe and secure.
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Published by & last updated on November 26, 2013 2:40 pm